Men's Soccer (2-8-1, 0-1-1) Continues Pac-10 Play Against No. 4 Stanford
Oct. 10, 2000
CAL CONTINUES PAC-10 PLAY: The Golden Bears hit the road again this weekend when they continue Pac-10 play against the Stanford Cardinal, Sunday, Oct., 15, at 2 pm. The match takes place at New Maloney Field on the Stanford campus. Cal finally returns home the following week when the Bears host the former No. 1 UCLA Bruins on Friday, Oct., 20, at 12: 30 p.m. Rapping up the following week, the Bears hit the road again to take on the Saint Mary's Gaels, in Moraga, Calif., Oct. 22, at 2 p.m.
BEARS RETURN HOME 0-1-1 IN THE PAC-10: The Bears continued their struggles this past weekend as they brought home a tie and a loss from their most recent trip to Oregon State and Washington, respectively. On Friday, Cal tied the match at one apiece in the fifth minute of play on an unassisted goal by Juan Luis Romero, his first of the season. The score remained tied at one throughout regulation and one overtime, and that is how the match ended, as the game was called due to darkness. In the second game of the weekend, the Bears traveled to Seattle, Wash., to take on the Washington Huskies. The Bears were overmatched and defeated, 7-0. Although keeper Brian Walker allowed seven goals, he did manage to tally seven saves.
A.T.T REPORT: Thus far, the Bears have competed in three tournaments, and thus far, three Bears have been honored with all-tournament recognition. Junior Chris Roner has been chosen for all three teams: St. Louis/Nike Invitational, Adidas Bay Area Classic and Stanford/Nike Invitational. Senior Ramiro Arredondo was chosen for the Bay Area Classic and the Stanford Invitational, while junior Leo Krupnik was honored on the St. Louis All-Tournament team.
A TALE OF TWO HALVES: The second half orfeach match has proven to be the demise of the Bears squad this season. Cal has only been outshot 69-55 and outscored, 8-7, in combined first halves. The Bears are a diffenent team during round two, being outshot, 96-49, and outscored, 17-2.
WHAT LIES AHEAD: The Bears only contest this week comes on Sunday, Oct., 15, when they travel to Stanford, Calif., to take on a Cardinal team that currently holds an 8-1-1 overall record, 1-1-0 in the Pac-10. Most recently, the Cardinal defeated then-No. 1 UCLA, 1-0. Earlier last week, Stanford was defeated, 2-1, by Washington. Before the Bears get to Stanford, the Cardinal battle Santa Clara, this Thursday. The Cardinal is led by midfielder Scott Leber, who currently has 21 points (nine goals, three assists), and keeper Adam Zapala, who is 6-0-1 with nine shutouts. In the following week, the Bears host UCLA and then head to Moraga, CA., to take on the Saint Mary's Gaels.
THE GRIME'S FILE: Head coach Kevin Grimes recorded his first win as the Bears coach with the 4-0 victory over UC Santa Cruz in the season opener. Grimes is currently 2-8-1 in his career at Cal after an 0-1-1 record over the weekend. Grimes, 32, comes to Cal after serving as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Southern Methodist University, for the past three seasons. During his tenure at SMU, the Mustangs recorded a 50-11-2 record and earned three NCAA Tournament bids.
CAL PRACTICE SCHEDULE: Cal practices Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, they practice from noon-2:00 p.m. Depending on the schedule for the upcoming week, they may take Monday off from practice. Unless otherwise noted, the team practices at Golden Bear Field on Dwight Way.